This month’s Facility File will focus on the B2B April test for a K-8 school temporary heating project in sync with a utility rebate to furnish and install a new 120 boiler horsepower (BHP) condensing boiler application.
This month’s Facility File focuses on the March Back2Basics retrofit of a campus-wide hot water boiler system covering 40 buildings with primary-, secondary-, and tertiary-pumping based on a performance lease agreement to retro-commission the system with a guaranteed operating savings. The university will hire an owner representative to work with a design-build-operate-maintain performance contractor (PC).
ABB is launching a new series of variable frequency drives (VFDs) that aim to enhance the performance of smart buildings and enable users to meet more stringent energy efficiency regulations. Company officials said the new ACH580 HVAC drives ensure that applications operate reliably and without costly unplanned outages, safeguarding the comfort and security of occupants in commercial buildings, including critical facilities such as hospitals and data centers.
According to Greenheck, its new Model AER direct drive sidewall propeller fan moves 30% more air compared to similar fans. This allows for a smaller fan size to be specified in order to achieve desired performance while reducing first cost.
Johnson Controls introduces Metasys® Enterprise Management, a cloud-based optimization platform that analyzes building energy and equipment data across an enterprise to identify issues and opportunities for performance and operational savings.
Greenheck’s new Model EQD direct drive mixed flow inline fan features an energy-saving Vari-Green® motor mounted inside a patent pending octagonal housing. The company says the Vari-Green motor’s variable speed control matches fan performance with facility demand and requires virtually no maintenance.
Bell & Gossett introduced the new ecocirc® 19-16, a variable speed ECM circulator with onboard intelligence that automatically adjusts pump performance to ensure the highest efficiency over a wide operating range.
On Demand Maintaining a single point of control for a building’s mechanical systems through integration makes facility management easier and more effective. With HVAC systems responsible for a significant part of a building’s energy costs, this webinar explores the range of integration options available to owners and managers interested in maximizing efficiency and access to information across mechanical systems as they achieve optimal performance of VRF, a sophisticated HVAC technology.
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2019 issue examines the role of HVAC systems and power in critical facilities via the University of Utah’s new, LEED Gold-certified Downtown Data Center; the role of codes and standards in mission critical facilities; why an engineer should consider a product’s functional requirements during the specification process; and much more.